Sat.Nov 02, 2019 - Fri.Nov 08, 2019

The Elusive Skill – Strategic Thinking – How To Get and Measure

Innovation Excellence

How to Get and Measure Strategic Thinking As leaders, we know that it is critical to today’s changing times to think differently about what’s in front of us. We need to get out of “business as usual” and break through the status quo mindset to push our teams to get more innovation, growth, and new. Change collaboration Creativity culture Innovation Leadership Decision Making High performance strategic thinking Teamwork

Don’t Pivot; Divot: Sometimes the Best Strategy is to Go Deep

Stephen Shapiro

Instead of always shifting direction, sometimes the best strategy is to go deeper… Given I have dedicated my business life to innovation, people (rightly) assume I will be innovating my business. The question I am often asked is, “What are you doing to pivot your business?”

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Fear and the Sandbox, Part II: Nurturing Innovation in the Workplace

Grasshopper Herder

Lessons from the head of DHL’s Startup Lab on the importance of learning from our mistakes, and nurturing an innovation ecosystem that lets us make them. The post Fear and the Sandbox, Part II: Nurturing Innovation in the Workplace appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

Exploring the Link between Continuous Learning and Organizational Innovation

IdeaScale

Continuous learning is the key to organizational innovation. You may have been taking classes, conferring with colleagues and reading articles for years without realizing that you were engaging in continuous learning. Don’t Take Learning for Granted.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Disruptive Innovation – What is It and How Does It Work?

Viima

We hear the mainstream media talking about disruption daily. However, only few understand what it actually means or how to create it. Innovation Types of Innovation Disruptive innovation

Innovation is the Triumph of Hope over Experience

Innovation Excellence

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So are we doing enough in the Energy and Urbanization Transition?

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent SIEW Opening Keynote Address , entitled “ Accelerating Energy Transformation ,” Cedrik Nike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, asked the question to the audience: Are we doing enough? Sadly he only had ten minutes.

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The Most Innovative Generation May Not Be Who You Think

IdeaScale

Generations need to work together for innovation. No generation is as simple as we tend to treat it, and this is as true of our older workers as it is our younger ones. Contrary to popular belief, older workers don’t exist to frustrate the young, or vice versa.

Podcast S3E45: Ron Carucci – The four pillars of successful leaders

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the podcast, we speak with Ron Carucci, Founder of Navalent and an expert on assessing and building leadership capabilities in teams.

Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups

Exago

The Web Summit 2019 was as amazing as ever. With over 70,000 attendees, Exago joined the crème de la crème of tech and innovation at the Altice Arena in Lisbon this week. The post Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups appeared first on Exago.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

How Artificial Intelligence Is Forcing Us To Answer Some Very Human Questions

Digital Tonto

The dilemma that confronts us now is that when machines replace tasks that were once thought of as innately human, we must redefine ourselves and that raises thorny questions about our relationship. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Crowdsourcing vs. Focus Groups: A Comparative Review

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is a favored method of gathering data for product innovation. We live in the information age. Anyone can quickly and easily gather data. As they say, “Data is the new oil.” However, it can also be the new trash.

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How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

InnovationManagement

A serious game based on innovation methodologies can be an extremely useful tool at different phrases of implementing innovation in a company. Let's take a look at how to implement gamification into your innovation strategy. The post How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

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Has your business model concept truly been validated?

Board of Innovation

Judging by what we’ve heard from many here at Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019, it seems the answer is: probably not. Find out how you can enhance your validation efforts and de-risk your business model prototype. The post Has your business model concept truly been validated?

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

What To Do When You Fail

Game-Changer

Last year I wrote about dealing with failure. I’ve experienced it a handful of times; we all have. As an entrepreneur, the main message is that you should expect it. Losing, making mistakes, it’s part of life. It happens to all of us.

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You Cannot Survive Doing More of the Same

Innovation Excellence

It seems so funny, looking back on a meeting I attended about 20 years ago. At that meeting a good friend was presenting a new book, entitled Who Moved My Cheese? He was recommending this book to all of us in the leadership team of a mid-sized ERP consulting firm. Of course most of us.

Creative Problem Solving Techniques Training

InnovationTraining.org

Explore creative problem solving techniques, activities, and articles. If you find your organization or business stuck in a rut, unable to evolve or adapt to changes in your industry or customer expectations, it may be time to try a new approach.

10 Business Trends That Defined the 2010s

Entrepreneur - Innovation

From the rise of bitcoin to women taking the reins, a look back at the decade that was. Innovation Now

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

How to Increase Your Learning Abilities

Tullio Siragusa

How to Increase Your Learning Abilities. Whether it is an advanced skill, a new technology, a second language, or new information, learning is the key to growing and understanding the world around us. Someone who abandons learning will get left behind in this day and age where every passing moment offers new awareness. “ C ontinuous learning is essential for critical thinking, analytical mind development, and overall mental growth.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

How to Become an Innovative Leader

Carla Johnson - Innovation

November 7, 2019 Last year a CEO in a global organization asked me to dinner. We’ve known each other for more than a decade, and he’s had a steady ascent up the corporate jungle-gym. (We We all know it’s not actually a ladder.) Now that he had the view from the top, I asked him what looked different.

The Future of Data Is Streams, Not Snapshots

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Three steps for stepping up your numbers game in the age of immediacy. Innovation Now

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Fast Times in Quick Service

Innovation Leader

What can we expect from the future of fast food? We sat down with Jessica Anselmi, Panera’s Director of Innovation and Category Growth, to find out

To Truly Network Your Organization, Avoid These 4 Myths

Innovation Excellence

In an age of disruption, everyone has to adapt eventually. However, the typical organization is ill-suited to change direction.

The 3 C’s: Complex Problem Solving, Creativity and Critical Thinking – Core Soft Skills Required in the Workplace of the 4th Industrial Revolution

InnovationManagement

The next in our series on the 4th Industrial Revolution, from the Business Optimization Training Institute (BOTI). Start with Part I here. The post The 3 C’s: Complex Problem Solving, Creativity and Critical Thinking – Core Soft Skills Required in the Workplace of the 4th Industrial Revolution appeared first on Innovation Management. Enabling Factors Trend Alert 4th industrial revolution complex problem solving Creativity critical thinking Problem Solving soft skills

I Dared to Care

The Future Shapers

Dared to care. In this thought piece Ravi Anand shares some best practices & wisdom gathered over 35 years of having served with US & European organisations leading diverse multicultural teams in a matrixed environment.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

Five Tips for Innovators This November

Innovation Leader

Our team has been focused on creating resources to guide you through success and failure. Here are five pieces of advice from our October coverage

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You Can’t Innovate When …

Innovation Excellence

Your company believes everything should always go as planned. You still have to do your regular job. The project’s completion date is disrespectful of the work content. Your company doesn’t recognize the difference between complex and complicated. The team is not given the tools, training, time and a teacher. You’re asked to generate 500 ideas. Innovation barriers Barriers to Innovation Obstacles

4 Big Improvement Ideas to Set the Stage for Success in 2020

Kainexus

It seems like every year goes by faster than the last. I keep making plans to work on my summer tan, and suddenly, it's November. The holidays will be upon us before we know it and then – boom! We're in a brand-new decade.

The Connector Archetype: Genius Not Required

The Future Shapers

The notion of the lone genius who works behind closed doors to build a prototype that will save the company is a romantic one, but it is far from how solution-generation works.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.